You don’t have to give up the day job to make extra money. If you have a particular hobby or passion, you can probably turn that into something that will make you a bit of extra cash. We call this a side-hustle, a second job or something that can be done flexibly around the work you already do each day. If it’s something you already enjoy doing, it makes sense to transform it from a simple past-time into a real money earner.
Regular readers of this site will already have an idea about side-hustles. From matched betting to eBay reselling, there is a lot of money to be made. Read this article, https://emmadrew.info/side-hustles-i-earn-5000-every-month/ for more ideas. In this article, we are going to look at specific hobbies that can make you money. Some of them can be carried into a career, but we are going to focus on the ways they can supplement your current income.
Here are four hobbies/passions that can be turned into a side-hustle.
- Health and fitness
Are you somebody who enjoys exercise? Are you forever on your bike, running around the park, or lifting weights? Does it make you sad when you see others letting themselves go physically? Perhaps you can do them a favour and help them reach the levels of fitness you have reached. But how?
Side-Hustle: Become a personal trainer. Provided you have the stamina to match your ambition, you can become a trainer in as little as six weeks, with a diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training. You can then take your studies into the field, working 1:1 with clients through your own part-time business or by working in a gym. If you are working on your own, you should also get first-aid training, though this isn’t always necessary if you are working alongside other fitness professionals, as stated in the article you can read here, https://origympersonaltrainercourses.co.uk/blog/do-personal-trainers-need-to-be-first-aid-qualified/. Training doesn’t have to be face-to-face either. Remember those Jane Fonda keep-fit videos of yesteryear? You can do the same, and start your own personal fitness channel on YouTube. Being accredited will give you extra credibility if you are looking to get paid through a subscription service.
- Caring for animals
Are you an animal lover? Is your home a refuge for every waif and stray that comes your way? Do you go weak at the knees at puppy-dog eyes? Then you can take this one step further and continue your passion for animals into a side-hustle.
Side-Hustle: Become a dog-walker! Not only are you getting to look after other people’s animals, but you are also getting some much-needed exercise as well. You can set yourself up in business through word-of-mouth on social media, or join a designated pet site, such as https://www.rover.com. By signing up, you can mark down your availability, and advertise your services to people in the local area. You will need to arm yourself with poop bags, but that’s a small sacrifice for the money you can make from this tiny, but much in demand endeavour!
Do you have an eye for a picture? Are you constantly taking pictures of your family and friends, whether they like it or not? Do you favour an actual camera over the inferior smartphone alternative, no matter how many megapixels your phone has? Then a side-hustle in photography is for you.
Side-Hustle: Offer yourself as a photographer for hire. There are so many avenues you can take as a part-time photographer, from taking pictures at weddings and birthday parties, to offering your services for family portraits. Setting up a website is a must, showing off your photos as a way of proving your credentials. Having a business card you can pass around at events is useful too. Just don’t forget to take the lens cap off when taking pics at a wedding or you will never get work in town again!
- Playing video games
If you have a love of video games, you are probably sick of people telling you how much time you are wasting. They don’t get it, of course. While they are busy messing about in the real world, you’re at home slaying dragons, winning wars, and making friends from all over the world. You’re not a loser, you’re a winner, and this is especially true if you take up a side-hustle.
Side-hustle: Become a YouTube celebrity! While there are loads of careers involving video games, from game testers to software developers, you can still make money as a side-hustle. Read this article, https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/best-gaming-youtubers-of-2017, for some of the best gaming YouTubers of the moment, and consider if you can become the same. Provided you have actual gaming skills, and an entertaining personality, you can monetise your gaming channel through the YouTube Partner Program, or through advertising. A lot of gamers have become rich and famous this way, so this is the perfect two-fingered salute to all those unbelievers out there.
We have only covered some examples of passionate side-hustles, but we hope we have given you some inspiration for the kind of opportunities that are available. Whatever passion you have, there will be ways to make money from it, so do your research online and earn yourself some extra cash from the activities you enjoy.